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Broken down and unused properties are more than just eye-sores—they may contain chemicals or other public health hazards. But testing for contaminates can be a costly process. A Eugene/Springfield coalition wants to help fund these assessments.

A brownfield is any type of previously developed property with real or perceived environmental contamination, like an old gas station, dry cleaner, or lumber mill. These properties are often found in low income and industrial neighborhoods.

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Thanksgiving usually means turkey.  But as families feast on big Butterballs from the grocery store, they might be watched from afar, by the main entrée’s freer, wilder cousins.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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If you were hoping for Oregon crab on your Thanksgiving table, you’re out of luck. Officials have delayed the opening of the state’s Dungeness Crab Season due to high levels of domoic acid. The toxin is blamed on warm water and algae blooms.

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Confrontations between local police and activists have left many injured, as the winter continues to turn frigid at a protest encampment on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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The Native American Student Association of LCC, also known as NASA, is planning a conference on environmental racism against indigenous peoples.

The event will highlight issues such as the Oregon Liquefied Natural Gas and the Dakota Access Pipelines. NASA students Carolee Hefner (Lakota Sioux, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Kaukiutl) and Jordan Harrington (Klamath Modok) say the discussion of these conflicts is also important due to their wide impact outside of native communities.

National Park Service.

This weekend, a hunting event targeting coyotes is planned in Lake County.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some conservationists want it canceled.  

Elliott State Forest Sale Attracts One Bid

Nov 17, 2016
Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Oregon’s attempt to sell off the Elliott State Forest has drawn only one bid. Wednesday the Oregon Department of State Lands disclosed the offer came from a Southwest Oregon timber company and Indian tribe.

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Environmentalists are trying to ban train shipments of oil and other fuels through Oregon cities, including Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Recorded on: November 4, 2016

Air Date: November 7, 2016

Are we at risk for metal contamination in our local air and water? Heavy metals from glass foundries have been found in Portland’s air and lead has been found in many school water fountains throughout Oregon including Eugene. Merlyn Hough, Director of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) and Brad Taylor, Water Operations Manager for Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) will speak about the situation in the Eugene metropolitan area.

Merlyn Hough will speak to the following questions on air quality:

Ecotrust Forest Management

The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians has acquired a 125 acre wetland area on the central coast between Florence and Reedsport. They plan to restore salmon habitat on the property.

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